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Grad Catalog 01-03

CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
Graduate Study

CHAPTER 2
Admission and
Registration

CHAPTER 3
Degree
Requirements

CHAPTER 4
Fields
of Study

CHAPTER 5
Members of
Graduate Studies
Committees

APPENDIX
Course
Abbreviations

 

    

Design

Degree Offered
Master of Fine Arts

Facilities for Graduate Work

In addition to the extensive library and computer resources available on campus, the design program supports a computer laboratory dedicated to addressing students' specific needs, including typography, two-dimensional and three-dimensional imaging, sound animation, and video. In addition to a fully equipped black-and-white darkroom, a photo studio supports the image-capturing requirements of photographic, digital, and video technologies. Letterpress facilities are complemented by an extensive collection of wood and metal type for printing and book projects, and the Department of Art and Art History wood shop addresses many three-
dimensional prototyping needs.

Areas of Study

The focus of the program is on the creation of a multidisciplinary environment within which students are encouraged critically to investigate the social, political, and economic contexts in which design is created and used. This emphasis on critical and contextual investigation applies to all forms of learning in the program, including the making of artifacts and more abstract exploration of design issues through discussion, reading, and writing.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2000-2001.

Kate Catterall
Gloria J. Lee
Miodrag Mitrasinovic
     Daniel M. Olsen
Katie Salen

Admission and Degree Requirements

Applicants for admission to the program are expected to be students or practitioners who are independent and self-motivated and who demonstrate an advanced interest in exploring alternative concepts of design. Applicants must submit documentation of their work as part of the admission application; information about this requirement is available from the Department of Art and Art History.

Candidates for the degree must complete at least sixty semester hours of coursework, chosen with the advice of the graduate adviser and approved by the supervising committee. At least thirty hours of graduate coursework must be in design (the major), and six hours must be outside design (the minor). Only graduate courses in design may be included in the major, but up to six hours of upper-division undergraduate coursework outside design may be included in the minor.

For More Information

Campus address: Art Building (ART) 3.344, phone (512) 471-9133; campus mail code: D1300

Mailing address: Graduate Program in Design, Department of Art and Art History, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712-1104

URL: http://www.utexas.edu/cofa/a_ah/design/


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Graduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - Graduate Study
Chapter 2 - Admission and Registration
Chapter 3 - Degree Requirements
Chapter 4 - Fields of Study
Chapter 5 - Members of Graduate Studies Committees
Appendix - Course Abbreviations

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